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Purwell Primary School is a community school and admissions to our school is managed by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Admission to our Reception Class is managed by the school through Hertfordshire County Council’s online  admissions system.  Please see below for arrangements for Nursery admissions for 2024/25.

If you need to apply for a place in the middle of a school year, or to start in September of a year which is not the normal point of entry please click on the link below.

We have a single intake in September for both reception and nursery classes.

Admission arrangements for 2024/25

Hertfordshire County Council has determined its admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2024/25 and has also agreed schemes of coordination for primary and secondary schools for the 2024/25 academic year.

Nursery admission arrangements for 2024/25

Please contact the school if you are seeking a place in Nursery.

Some parents may be eligible for 30 hours a week nursery. Please check this link to see if your child is eligible, 30 hours free childcare – GOV.UK (

Reception admissions 2024/25

The closing date for Reception admissions is 15th January 2024.  Please contact the Local Authority Admissions Team if you are seeking a Reception place.

Wrap around care

We offer parents wrap around care, on-site, via Cookie Club. Our breakfast and after school providers. For more information contact  tel: 07719 519578 email: